Saturday, August 10, 2019

123 CHALLENGE BLOG - August 2019.

Hello there,
Just popping in to share my layout for this months challenge for the 123 CHALLENGE BLOG which is another fabulous one and it is..

 To use the 3 colors the 2 words or be inspired by the two words and the sketch as your inspiration for your layout..  You can check out the design team's creations over on the blog HERE!!!!

and my layout..
some closer views..

I have used the two words (brilliant idea) in my journalling about my daughter adopting her dog who has become a very loyal friend..

I know life is so busy for all of us so if you get a chance I hope you can join in with the challenge this month..
Thanks for dropping by, at the moment it is very windy and quite cold, winter is having a bit of a blast!! But good for staying indoors!!
Thanks for the lovely comments too..
Until next time..

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Thursday, August 01, 2019

KRAFT+ - August - Inspired by Nursery Rhymes!!

Hello August!!
Wow is this year flying by or what!!!???

And a new month brings new challenges...  and the one for KRAFT+ is another fabulous one.. and yes I say that each month as the creative team who put these challenges together are simply amazing!!

 How cool is this graphic!? This month we are to be inspired by Nursery Rhymes!!! On Kraft of course.. You can check out the Design Teams inspiration over on the KRAFT+ BLOG HERE!!! and add your creation over on the KRAFT+ COMMUNITY PAGE ON FACEBOOK HERE!!!! 

so my take this month...

some closer views..

I was inspired by this Nursery Rhyme...  Lots of pink and little girly elements..

Layers of pink sweetness!!

and my layout..

I have used a photo of my Grandie when she was tiny weeny for my page, and lots of dies and an older range of Kaisercraft papers..  I hope you get some time to join in with us this month..

Thanks for dropping on by, and thanks for the lovely comments you leave me to read.. I appreciate each one..

Until next time...

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Monday, July 22, 2019

CELEBR8 Creating.

Hello there,
Thanks for coming on by!! I hope this finds you well..

Last June I went to the Craft Show at Brisbane and I was really lucky to receive a pack from KERRIE GURNEY which was full of an amazing range called Bold and Brave. from CELEBR8.

Life has been a bit busy here, but I have managed to create two layouts using this range. They came together well as the papers and Chipboard in the pack are co-ordinated so well..

The first layout is using a photo of my son..  and I shall share some closer views.

There are lots of elements to fussy cut and layer.. A little spray of mist on the back ground for some texture.. The chipboard was painted roughly with black gesso..

How cool is that denim pocket fussy cut and lifted up with some old cardboard.

I love the texture of the brick wall paper and gears are always a winner on a male layout...

The second layout is using a photo of my Hubby and Son..
Some closer views..

I have used a selection of Chipboard and painted them in navy blue..

I really do like the chipboard that was in the pack.. and with some left over paint I added some paint flicks.

The only thing from my stash has been the paint and gesso and adhesives.. and there is lots left in the pack.

And who is Celebr8? They are a South African company that focuses on designing and manufacturing gorgeous themed collections that includes chipboard, masks, stamps, embellishments and stunning patterned paper.  You can check out the Australian Celebr8 Facebook page HERE!!!

Thanks so much for coming by and thank you for the lovely comments you leave me to read too..
Have a lovely day and see you next time..

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Wednesday, July 03, 2019

ITS BACK!!! 123 CHALLENGE BLOG - July Challenge..

Hi there,
I have some exciting news to share.. the 123 CHALLENGE BLOG is back!! And the first challenge for July is a fabulous one. You can read all the details and rules over on the BLOG - HERE!!!!
and it is...

 To use the sketch, the 2 words "this moment" and the 3 colors.. (you can use other colors but these 3 must predominate.}

and my take..

some closer views..

I have used a die to cut my shapes and added a little details to each one..

This moment..

I just love these sweet photos of my Grandie!!
Well I hope you can find some time to join in with our first challenge back after 18 months or so break.. check out the Design Team inspiration and link up your page over on the 123 CHALLENGE BLOG -HERE!!!!

Thanks for coming by and thanks for the lovely comments too..

Until next time..

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Monday, July 01, 2019

KRAFT + July Challenge - Bollywood!!

Hello there,
Yes we are into July... eekk!! the second half of the year...
and today is the day for the new challenge reveals and this month over at KRAFT+ we have a spectacular challenge for you this month and it is....

 To be inspired by Bollywood, these graphics are amazing this month..  you simply must check out the Design Teams inspiration over on the
and you can link up your creation on the KRAFT+ COMMUNITY FACEBOOK PAGE .

sooo my take on this months challenge..

For a while I was stuck, I was not sure on how I was going to create my layout, however I knew which photo I wanted to use.. so I started going through my papers to see if something inspired me... and yes I found these old Graphic 45 papers and went with them.. doing lots of fussy cutting and adding some bling as per the mood board..

some closer views..

Just love the colors in these papers... a closer view of the bling..

 I have used some really old bling that I have had in my stash for a long time, so it was good to use them on this page..

my layout...

And yes my DD looking like a star in her Formal Gown from last year..

Thanks for coming on by today, and I thank you for the lovely comments you leave me to read..
Happy July!!
Until next time..

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Tuesday, June 25, 2019

MORE THAN WORDS : June 2019 Challenge.

Hello there
Thanks for coming by today.. I hope your day is going well..
I have managed to get a little scrapping done for this months challenge over at MORE THAN WORDS which is a fabulous one again this month and it is...

 well scraplift myself and be inspired by the word 'favourite'.  I found one of my favourite layouts and I dont think I have even shared this one on my blog before and I used that for my layout to scraplift and I have used lots of dies on my page, and I love to use dies, they are one of my favourite things to use on my layouts.. so I hope that is a good way to be inspired by the word 'favourite'!!

This is my layout that I have used for inspiration to scraplift..

There is lots I love about this layout, the photo for a start, my daughter and our old horse Bess who is no longer with us, and the simple strips of paper, a hint of texture and color on the back ground and the die cut pieces around the page too..

and this is the scraplift page..

some closer views..

Again a hint of color and texture on the back ground and lots of die cuts..

And I have used one of my favourite border punches too..

Loving life..

And a photo of my DD and our doggie Gracie..
Thanks MORE THAN WORDS for another great challenge that inspired me to create..

Thanks for your visit, and thanks for the lovely comments you leave me to read also.. I do appreciate each one..

Until next time..

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Thursday, June 13, 2019


Hello there,
I trust this finds you well. While we had a burst of winter last week, this week has been quite pleasant..  but I think there is cold on the way again..
I decided to play along with the challenge over at KAISERCRAFT CORNER #3 which is to use your stamps..  Well I got quite a surprise at just how many Kaisercraft stamps I do have... so I picked out a few and thought I would use those on my layout..  I didnt take a photo of what collections the stamps were from but I guarantee they are all from Kaisercraft!!

some closer views..

My title is a stamp, the leaves were stamped then fussy cut and the doodled flowers were also stamped and fussy cut.. and some light stamping on the background for some texture..

I have used a mix of Kaisercraft papers.. and those flowers are perhaps the first flowers I ever bought from Kaisercraft..  slowly using them up!!!


And the photo is my Grandie who is just sooo cute!!

Thanks for popping by and thanks for the lovely comments you leave me to read too.. I really enjoy reading them...

until next time..

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Saturday, June 01, 2019

KRAFT+ - June Challenge - Use Patterns..

Hello there,
Here we are turning the calendar pages over to the month of June... wow.. totally speechless at how we are now in the 6th month of the year ... already....
BUT!! not to worry, because the new challenge for KRAFT+ (BLOG) is up on the blog and also over on KRAFT + FACEBOOK COMMUNITY where you can enter your creation.. and this month it is..

 to use patterns, on the base of Kraft...
Well I was inspired by the colors, the blues yellows and greens and I have used lots of patterned papers on my page.. and an adorable photo of my Grandie smelling a sunflower!!

Some closer views.

I used a die to cut out the squares and the chipboard is from Scrapmatts..


Love this photo!!

Well I hope your day is going great..  for us it begins the season of Winter, and I would make a great bear as I could hibernate through winter I reckon!! hehe.. but I hope it is a good month for us all.
Thanks for coming by, and thanks so much for the lovely comments you leave me to read.. I do appreciate each one..
Until next time...
keep warm!!

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Wednesday, May 22, 2019


Hello there,
How has your day been? Good I hope!
I am just popping up my layout for the KAISERCRAFT CHALLENGE CORNER #2 which is a fabulous sketch which looks like..

What a great sketch!

I have used the lovely papers from the Blessed collection for my layout..

some closer views..

Some fussy cutting, some orange dots with Liquid Pearls.


I just love these cute photos of my Grandie, she was such a smiler, very cheeky!!

Thanks for dropping by, and thanks for the lovely comments you leave me to read, I do appreciate each one..

Take care,
until next time..

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Friday, May 17, 2019


Hello there,
Thanks for coming on by..
Well another week has flown by, and I thought I would sit and scrap last night and get a page done no matter how long it took me!! hee he!!I thought I would do the sketch from ANNAS CRAFT CUPBOARD ON facebook which looks like...

Isn't that so pretty and lots of room for interpretation.. so my layout..

a couple of closer views..

lots of layers.. and a touch of stencilling peeking out!

and lots of fussy cutting... and a bit of glitter glue to add a bit of sparkle to the centre of the flowers..

Love life.

I love this older photo of my Daughter and I think the blue back ground was inspired by the color of her shirt.. I have used papers from Simple Stories Botanical which is new to my stash. The blue back ground paper is old though, an old Kaisercraft baby boy range..
Thanks Anna's Craft Cupboard for a great sketch this month..

Thanks so much for dropping by, and thanks for the lovely comments you leave me to read . I love each one..

Have a wonderful day..

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